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8 Amazing Things That Happen When You Stop Using Social Media

By | June 29th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

If you stop using social media, break free of the social expectations and disconnect from it, you will see some significant improvements in your life. The question of social media doing more harm than good has become a huge topic of debate in recent years. Despite its baseline purpose of connecting people and helping to [...]

Mental Health Issues Faced by Teenagers

By | March 22nd, 2015|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Teens are just as vulnerable to developing mental health disorders as adults. In fact, some mental illnesses develop in the teen years. Other conditions, considered to be “disorders” rather than mental illnesses, such as oppositional defiant disorder, may exist in the teen alongside such illnesses such as depression, anxiety disorders or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Some [...]

5 Ways Meditation Affects Your Brain

By | March 19th, 2015|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

From stress reduction to improved attention and memory, meditation is a practice that yields a large number of health benefits. Mediation has slowly been gaining in popularity in recent years, garnering a number of scientific studies to determine the specific effects the practice has on the body. It has been found that meditation and other [...]

Changing Your Mindset and Quitting Addiction

By | July 1st, 2014|Categories: Psychology & Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

Can you change your response to triggers in your environment? You can consider the number of times you’ve felt anxious, nervous, aroused, or fearful for no apparent reason, but just by looking a sight or smelling a smell, or even thinking about a future scenario in your mind. Its the flow of chemicals inside [...]

What Would Your Life Be Like with No Internet?

By | May 8th, 2013|Categories: Food for thought, Futurism & Technology, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

American scientists led by Richard Novatson conducted quite an interesting, but also relevant study which involved 4,000 people (50%-50% of men and women) who were directly connected with the Internet activity, and also spent a lot of time on social networks and other online services. So, the question was: what would you do if [...]

What Happens to Our Brain When We Break Up?

By | April 26th, 2013|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

An unwanted and unexpected separation may entail significant psychological stress. Often people parallel this feeling with a fist in the stomach, or a stab in the heart. Despite the efforts, the help and support of their friendly circle, this feeling proves to be very difficult to fade away, at least in the first few [...]

Reading between the likes: The perils of social network addiction

By | January 16th, 2013|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Psychology & Health|Tags: , , , |

Social media has become an instrumental device in everyday lives. It is used to keep in contact with friends, search for jobs, download news stories, games and so much more. The devastating impact of some of technology's most renowned sites isn't to be taken lightly. Once upon a time, when an individual was 'bored', they'd [...]

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